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Maintenance Lead

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Perishable Shipping Solutions

Wisbech, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Lead Maintenance Engineer

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday (weekend work when required on an on-call basis) 08:30 to 17:00 40 hours per week with 1 hour for lunch daily.

Lineage Logistics the world’s largest provider of temperature-controlled logistics. We are a global company with more than 22,000 employees across the world.

We store, prepare, and move food-based products for a variety of customers from major retailers to schools, hospitals, and restaurants.

We are seeking a Lead Maintenance Engineer to help provide reactive and preventative maintenance on electrical and mechanical equipment at our Wisbech site.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing the performance of maintenance work, both preventative and corrective.

  • Carrying out and registering mandatory inspections.

  • Assess the in- and outsourced technical activities of Lineage in the designated site and develop existing and new talent.

  • To provide advice and guidance (in consultation with HR) to the Site Manager on all recruitment, termination of employment, promotion, and salary/payroll issues of technical staff.

  • Conducting appraisal and performance interviews.

  • Responsible for the spare parts in accordance with the established procedure and ordering spare parts after approval.

  • Responsible for an optimal stock of spare parts.

  • If necessary, engage a supplier for the efficient handling of malfunctions/repairs.

  • Work closely with the Site Management to ensure timely and correct coordination of the actions/activities to be taken.

  • Administering company policies and manage local SOPs.

  • Ensure accidents are investigated according to the company’s accident investigation procedures.

  • Assist with resolving employee concerns and maintain open lines of communication with all levels of the organisation.

  • Supervise, train, provide performance feedback and assign duties within Maintenance Team to ensure Health and safety are adhered to and conduct weekly meetings with the Site Management and engineering team.

  • Resolve breakdowns, reduce downtime, and improve plant reliability.

  • Support the maintenance and wider team in working together to solve problems to keep our facility moving.

  • You will do this in a cold environment – approximately minus 20 degrees – just like working in the freezer; but we provide full PPE including coats, hats, and boots.

  • At times work on ladders and safety harness at height.

Who we're looking for:

  • Multi skilled Electronically and mechanical qualified, NVQ level 3 or apprenticeship trained, with mechanical experience.

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of successful distribution and warehouse engineering/maintenance management and leadership.

  • The successful candidate will have a business background to include competency in maintaining/engineering the various functional areas of refrigeration, MHE, building maintenance, warehouse automation, IT systems, and supply chain optimization.

  • Experience of working with automation

  • work on ladders and safety harness at height.

  • Good interpersonal skills and enjoy being in a team.

  • Willingness to learn and improve your skills.

  • You are able to drive.

What's in it for me?

  • 5.6 weeks holiday plus, the opportunity to earn additional holidays each year up to an extra week after 5 years.

  • Free onsite car park

  • Social environment with a team who like to support each other to achieve goals, with recognition schemes and shared spaces to enjoy lunch and rest breaks together.

  • Support your emotional well-being with access to a 24/7 employee assistance phone line offering confidential free counselling and advice.

  • Protective equipment while at work to protect your safety.

Job reference: INDUK

Why Lineage?

We are a global company with more than 22,000 employees spanning 20 countries and more than 400 locations across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

At Lineage Logistics, we have a shared purpose; we are transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This means working at Lineage is not just a job – it’s an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of our team, you will be a critical link in the food supply chain.

Our shared purpose drives everything we do in all parts of our organisation, from the warehouse floor to the office. Our team members are passionate about the impact they make every single day.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from persons regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. At Lineage we also recognise that Ex-Military, veterans, and military families have great experience with transferable skills and core values that can add significant value to our organisation.


As a Lineage team member, we aim to provide everything you and your family need to thrive. That’s why we offer competitive rates of pay, paid time off, skills training, and development opportunities to grow a long and fulfilling career with us – plus generous financial rewards when you successfully refer new employees. This is enhanced by recognition schemes (so that your hard work won’t go unnoticed), plus the chance to make your salary go even further with our cycle-to-work scheme and preferential rates for loans and savings courtesy of a leading credit union.

Your everyday wellbeing is also important to us, so we will provide you with all the protective equipment you need to be safe and comfortable at work, and you will have access to a free 24/7 employee assistance phone line, which offers confidential counselling and advice. With all of this offered against the backdrop of a fun and social environment in which you will be supported by a team who enjoy helping each other in achieving their goals, we are confident you will excel with us.